Yesterday, Jester King announced that it was suing the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission to the unanimous praise of craft beer drinkers everywhere. Well, we got the filings now. Both parties are requesting that this not go to trial. According to answers.com…
“Cross motions” always travel in pairs, as each party files a motion on the same issue and as part of the same process.
Cross-motions for summary judgment are part of a pre-trial process in which both parties submit briefs to the judge, arguing that no trial is needed to determine the relevant facts in the case.
Cross-motions for summary judgment may occur even if the parties have different versions of the facts. In that event, both motions will be denied.
I started to skim through the 50 pages here and will continue to do so through the course of the day. First thing that jumped out is that the two co-plaintiffs with Jester King are a distributor, Authentic Beverage Co., and a restaurant, Zax in Austin.
Better yet, if anyone out there is a lawyer/attorney and would like to chime in, please do so in the comments.
Big thanks to Jared of PhillyTapFinder for grabbing these for us.
Breweries: Jester King Brewery